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About this organization
The NGO Branch of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs is the focal point within the United Nations Secretariat for non-governmental organizations seeking, or in consultative status, with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The NGO Branch services the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations, a subsidiary body of the ECOSOC composed of 19 Member States. It also provides relevant advice and information concerning NGOs to representatives of the United Nations system, Member States and civil society.

The Branch works to strengthen and enhance dialogue between NGOs and the United Nations to enable NGOs to participate in the economic and social development activities of the organization. The nature of this support ranges from administrative and security procedures that give access to UN facilities to training, information and advice on the substance of the NGO contribution to the organization's goals and objectives.Consultative relationship with the ECOSOC is governed by the principles contained in Council resolution 1996/31. Consultative relationships with the ECOSOC may be established with international, regional, sub regional and national non-governmental, non-profit public or voluntary organizations that make a significant contribution to the work of the ECOSOC or its subsidiary bodies. Currently, more than 3200 NGOs have consultative status with the ECOSOC.

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Conferences Organized by this organization
Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations, Resumed session 21 - 30 May, 2018
2018 ECOSOC High-Level Segment Open Call for Oral and Written Statements 09 April - 04 May, 2018
2018 Regular Session of the Commitee on NGOs 29 January - 07 February, 2018
2017 High-level political forum on sustainable development, convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council 10 - 19 July, 2017
10th Session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 13 - 15 June, 2017
Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations, Resumed session 22 - 31 May, 2017
2017 Resumed Session of the Commitee on NGOs 22 - 31 May, 2017
First Thematic Session of the United Nations General Assembly Preparatory Process for the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration 08 - 09 May, 2017
2017 ECOSOC Integration Segment - Open call for written contributions 26 April - 03 May, 2017
16th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII16) 24 April - 05 May, 2017
2017 ECOSOC High-Level Segment Open Call for Oral and Written Statements 03 - 21 April, 2017
55th Session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD55) 01 - 10 February, 2017
2017 Regular Session, Committee on NGOs 30 January - 08 February, 2017
Seventh Session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing 12 - 15 December, 2016
Ninth Session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 14 - 16 June, 2016
2016 Resumed Session, Committee on NGOs 23 May - 01 June, 2016
15th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII15) 09 - 20 May, 2016
High-level Thematic Debate on Achieving the sustainable Development Goals 21 April, 2016
2016 ECOSOC High-Level Segment Open Call for Oral and Written Statements 28 March - 15 April, 2016
10th Session, Committee on Enforced Disappearances 07 - 18 March, 2016
54th Session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD54) 03 - 12 February, 2016
2016 Regular Session, Committee on NGOs 25 January - 03 February, 2016
International Day of Older Persons 2015 15 October - 15 September, 2015
United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda – non-accredited NGOs 25 - 27 September, 2015
Sixth Session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing 14 - 16 July, 2015
Eight Session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 09 - 11 June, 2015
2015 Resumed Session, Committee on NGOs 26 May - 03 June, 2015
Hearings of the General Assembly with NGOs, civil society organizations, major groups and the private sector in preparation for the United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda – ECOSOC, CSD Roster and WSSD accredited NGOs 26 - 27 May, 2015
Hearings of the General Assembly with NGOs, civil society organizations, major groups and the private sector in preparation for the United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda – non- accredited NGOs 26 - 27 May, 2015
14th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 20 April - 01 May, 2015
2015 ECOSOC High-Level Segment Open Call for Oral and Written Statements 08 - 27 April, 2015
Economic and Social Council civil society hearing on the longer-term positioning of the United Nations development system – CALL FOR WRITTEN STATEMENTS 02 - 23 April, 2015
8th Session, Committee on Enforced Disappearances 02 - 13 February, 2015
2015 Regular Session, Committee on NGOs 26 January - 04 February, 2015
Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction - Prepcom II 17 - 18 November, 2014
Special session of the General Assembly on the follow-up to the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development beyond 2014 - ECOSOC accredited NGOs 22 September, 2014
High-level meeting of the GA to be known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples 22 - 23 September, 2014
Special session of the GA on the follow-up to the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development beyond 2014 - non-ECOSOC accredited NGOs 22 September, 2014
First Preparatory Committee of the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) - ECOSOC accredited NGOs 17 - 18 September, 2014
First Preparatory Committee of the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) - non-ECOSOC accredited NGOs 17 - 18 September, 2014
Major Groups and other Stakeholders Forum Pre-Conference Event for SIDS Conference 29 August, 2014
Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction - Prepcom I 14 - 15 July, 2014
Second meeting of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 30 June - 08 July, 2014
High-level meeting of the GA on the comprehensive review and assessment of the progress achieved in the prevention and control of NCDs (10-11 July 2014) and Informal Hearing to provide input to the review (19 June 2014) 19 June, 2014
GA Informal Interactive Hearing for the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples(17-18 June 2014) 17 - 18 June, 2014
European Consultations on Sustainable Development Goals and the HLPF 28 May, 2014
2014 Resumed Session, Committee on NGOs 19 - 28 May, 2014
ICESDF 4 Multistakeholder Dialogue 12 May, 2014
Thematic Debate: Ensuring stable and peaceful societies 24 - 25 April, 2014
Thematic Debate: The Role of Partnerships 08 - 09 April, 2014
Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals, 10th session 31 March - 04 April, 2014
2014 ECOSOC High-Level Segment Open Call for Oral and Written Statements 17 March - 07 April, 2014
6th Session, Committee on Enforced Disappearances 17 - 28 March, 2014
Interactive multistakeholder dialogue on Sustainable Development Financing 03 March, 2014
Prepcom I - The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States 24 - 26 February, 2014
2014 Regular Session, Committee on NGOs 21 - 30 January, 2014
High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development 03 - 04 October, 2013
CTBT Article XIV Conference 27 September, 2013
High-level event on the Millennium Development Goals and Post-2015 Development Agenda 25 September, 2013
Side event on Sustainable Cities 23 September, 2013
High-level meeting of the General Assembly on disability and development 23 September, 2013
POSTPONED: Special event on Higher Education for Sustainable Development 23 September, 2013
Major Groups and other Stakeholders Briefing - II 22 September, 2013
Advancing Regional Recommendations on Post-2015 - A Dialogue between Civil Society, Governments and UN Representatives 22 September, 2013
Commission on Sustainable Development, 20th session 20 September, 2013
Major Groups and other Stakeholders Briefing - I 20 September, 2013
2013 ECOSOC High-Level Segment 01 - 04 July, 2013
High-Level Panel Post-2015 Report Presentation 31 May, 2013
2013 Resumed Session, Committee on NGOs 20 - 29 May, 2013
2013 Regular Session, Committee on NGOs 21 - 30 January, 2013
High-level Meeting of the 67th Session of the General Assembly on the Rule of Law at the National and International Levels 24 September, 2012
2012 United Nations Conference to Review Progress Made in the Implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All its Aspects (PoA SALW RevCon) 27 August - 07 September, 2012
Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) 02 - 27 July, 2012
Global Major Groups Community 19 June, 2012
Brazilian and Other Latin America Civil Society 18 June, 2012
Global Major Groups Community 12 June, 2012
Informal consultations on the Rio+20 outcome document 29 May - 02 June, 2012
2012 Resumed Session, Committee on NGOs 21 - 30 May, 2012
Interfaith Harmony Week 07 February, 2012
2012 Regular Session, Committee on NGOs 30 January - 08 February, 2012
GA HLM on Non-Communicable Diseases - Nomination of representatives of accredited organizations 19 - 20 September, 2011
2011 ECOSOC Innovation Fair 04 - 07 July, 2011
16 June: Briefing on "Durban+10" High-level GA meeting 16 June, 2011 -
Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations, 2011 Regular Session 31 January - 09 February, 2011
Committe on Non-Governmental Organisations, 2010 Resumed Session 26 May - 04 June, 2010
Financing for Climate Change: Gender Equality - NGO Global Preparatory Meeting for the High Level Segment of the Economic and Social 21 April, 2010
Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations, 2010 Regular Session 25 January - 03 February, 2010
Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations, 2009 Resumed session 18 - 27 May, 2009
Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations, 2009 Regular Session 19 - 28 January, 2009
Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations, 2008 Resumed Session 29 May - 06 June, 2008

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